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Research Engineer Interview

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Application Details

I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in February 2010.

Interview Details

There was an initial phone screen. I was invited to the site for an interview. The interview was about 8 hours and included one-on-one meetings and small panel interviews. I gave a talk on some of my former work.
This organization is interested in top flight technical skills, but equally desires strong communication and collaboration skills. If you are an individual contributor, don't apply.

Interview Questions
  • You need to design a machine for something you know little about. How will you start?   View Answer
  • They wanted to know how I dealt with difficult people (they described some of the researchers as somewhat arrogant).   View Answer
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I was able to negotiate some added salary and an increase in relocation funds.
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